Children in church

 St James's church has always cared and provided for children through the years. The Children’s Ministry Team, led by the Children's and Families Worker, oversees our ministry to children, young people and families and co-ordinates the various activities. It has also formalised a recruitment process for volunteers.

We are committed to Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults to worship and grow in Christ safely.

Sunday Worship with Families particularly in mind 

• Together at Eleven is a service with the needs of children and parents particularly in mind, though everyone is welcome. It is held every Sunday in term time.

• The All Age Service happens at particular times in the year.

• The Pet Service is an example of an occasional special service.

Activities for Children 

• The Together at Eleven services are immediately followed by supervised craft activities.

• The Shell Seekers Sunday School is held during the 9.30am Sunday services in term time.

• The Youth Group was started by the older children and combines friends, food and fellowship.

• St James's Ark Playgroup runs on Monday mornings in term-time. 

• Messy Church is church - but not as you know it. We want to make connections with those who cannot manage Sunday mornings, who want to come as a whole family and be messy! Messy Church also provides an opportunity for churches to do effective mission in the community. 

Schools & Uniformed Groups 

• The Local Schools have an active relationship with St James's and are always welcomed into the church.

• The Uniformed Groups also have an active relationship with St James's and are always welcomed into the church.

Find out more

The History of St James's Children


The Office on 020 8941 6003


Children Trunk or Treat Children

An All Age Service

Trunk or Treat

Children's Activities